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2018: 10 Christmas Day Activities to Do with Des Moines Kids After Opening Gifts - dsm4kids.com

The presents have been ripped open, plastic packaging dismantled and the batteries installed. Dinner won’t be ready for hours and the kids are stir crazy. What else can you do on Christmas Day in Des Moines with the kids? What is open? Continue Reading…

Create a Box Full of Local Adventures for Your Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look out for clever gift ideas that are NOT toys or “stuff”.  So, last year when I stumbled upon the idea of an “Adventure Box” mentioned in a Facebook post, I fell in love with the concept!  Of course, when I set out to find said FB post to write this article, I can’t seem to track it down, so to the best of my ability I will try to relay the basics of the concept to you.  If you’re looking for an “in-the-box” gift idea to give your kids this Christmas read on. Continue Reading…

2018: Countdown to Christmas in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Waiting and preparing for Christmas can be almost as magical and fun as the holiday itself. Counting down the days builds suspense for the big holiday and rewards your kids with a little surprise for each day of patience in the long, cold month of December. If you’re searching for some fun, festive ways to celebrate, look no further. We’ve gathered 25 events and activities to help your family countdown to Christmas in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018: Where to See Your Favorite Family Holiday Movies on the Big Screen in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Does your family’s favorite traditions include watching classic holiday movies? Even though you can watch many of these films on the couch in your PJs, there’s something really special about seeing a film on the big screen. With that in mind, here’s where you and your family can catch all of your favorite holiday flicks at movie theatres, community centers and libraries in or near Des Moines this season. Continue Reading…

2018: Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events 4 Des Moines Families – dsm4kids.com

Let’s face it, the holiday season really lasts from early November through New Year’s Eve. That’s almost two months jam-packed with Santa sightings, holiday lights, Nutcrackers and more! Of course, not all holiday activities are created equal. That’s why we’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season.  From splurge-worthy, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to annual favorites worth revisiting to a few fabulous FREE options, here are some events where you can give your kids the best gift of all: happy family memories. Continue Reading…

2018: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in and around Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Shopping for the perfect gift can be one of the most dreaded tasks to accomplish over the holidays, especially with the kids in tow. It doesn’t have to be though. We’ve rounded up some of the top craft fairs and holiday markets in the Des Moines area. An added bonus is that these venues feature one of a kind gifts, the kind you can’t find at the mall. And, if you have some ‘difficult to please’ individuals on your shopping list, this gives you the chance to wow them with a unique holiday find. Happy shopping! Continue Reading…

2017 Fun Things To Do After Opening Gifts on Christmas Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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Wrapping paper is strewn everywhere, presents line the coffee table and the stockings are empty.  After all the planning and prep work, Christmas morning was a success. You’ve nestled into that perfect spot on the couch with your coffee, little faces meet your stare and although words are not spoken, you know what’s behind the look. It’s the dreaded question. “What now? Continue Reading…